The Department of Community Safety, led by MEC Xolile Nqatha held a 3 day Strategic Planning Session from 19 September to 21 September 2023, at the Summit Lifestyle, East London.
The purpose of this session was to receive update on the organization review process, reflect on political and administrative directives for the FY 2023/25 and to receive expectations from stakeholders. Present were stakeholders from The Office of the Premier, South African Police Service (SAPS),
The MEC spoke on democracy which has afforded us an opportunity to sit at gatherings such as these. To put plans and strategies in place to fight crime in our Province and country. He also spoke on the high level of lawlessness in the
province and the importance for strengthening our oversight role.
on the 15 of August 2023, the Department of Community Safety through Chris Hani District held Policing Accountability engagement session at Tylden, Queenstown. The aim of the programme was to grant community an opportunity to engage with stakeholders and come up with solutions to address the act of criminal activities in the area.
The stakeholders that graced the programme with their presence were the Department of Community Safety, South African Police Services, Department of Correctional Services, Department of Social Development and Farmers association.
The community members raised issues of stock theft, domestic violence, drug abuse assault and murder in the community. The Department of Social Development was urged to intervene and provide their services to the victims of the committed crimes.
The Department of Community Safet Chris Hani District Manager Mr Sizwe Sikwebu encouraged the community of Tylden to work hand in hand with the police and report perpetrators of criminal activities.